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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jan 17, 2016 12:26 AM CST
Jan, it's about the size of a cane and uses a little camping sized propane tank. You can get right up next to and in between rhizomes without doing damage. It gives me great satisfaction to see those little weeds shrivel up. I've found that it works best with young seedlings. Past that stage, I get out the hula hoe, and hand pull..

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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Jan 17, 2016 7:27 AM CST
Just FYI Beaumout Ridge has opened its first Iris aution on several rhizomes on Facebook last night. Auction ends Tuesday. The only thing I would say to check is the price of a few off the normal vendors site. a few look a little pricy compared to the other vendors that carry them. But other then that some are good prices if you can win.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jan 17, 2016 10:14 AM CST
Sherry -- about that torch -- I'm having a hard time thinking that just burning up the leaves will kill the root............
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Jan 17, 2016 10:30 AM CST
I believe the torches work best for young weeds- seedlings, which would do me a lot of good here. Lamium and peppergrass seedlings appear everywhere in fall and winter- it would be great to stand and take care of those!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jan 17, 2016 8:34 PM CST
Exactly Neal.. The torch doesn't work on the perennial weeds like Convolvulus (Bindweed) or any of the Oxalis I have here. It's excellent for Popweed (Utricularia vulgaris), and most annual weeds, especially when you can get them at just the cotyledon stage. Some are tougher than others, and it's been trial and error in learning what it works best on here. I suspect that if I were more diligent, that I could probably weaken the perennials as well, if I could only keep on top of frying their foliage off whenever it sprouted.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Jan 17, 2016 10:40 PM CST
snowing at the moment
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jan 17, 2016 11:31 PM CST
Raining pretty hard here Smiling

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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hybridizer Garden Photography Region: United States of America Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Cuzz4short
Jan 18, 2016 1:12 PM CST
Hey Sherry, just checked Bolshoi. She has very tiny increases that are just starting to show. You'll definitely receive a bigger rhizome than what I'll have late summer this year
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 18, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Thanks for the weed thingie info, Sherry! Thank You!
VOTE!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jan 19, 2016 1:16 AM CST
Jan, Make sure you get one with an igniter. I saw some cheaper ones without it.

Thanks Gabe.. I need to get busy and start crossing some off the Mid-America list.. I'd like to order a few from International and Mariposa.. I think I need to have my head examined. Blinking
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 19, 2016 3:21 AM CST
How fast does BlueJIris respond to e mails? I emailed them a week ago and no response. I emailed them again today and no response. I'm not sure if its me and my computer or are they really busy?
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 19, 2016 5:26 AM CST
I think they are afraid of how many irises you want to order. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jan 19, 2016 7:15 AM CST
Barbara, it takes awhile to hear back from them. They DO get back with you. Sometimes it may take 2 weeks. The beginning of the season, they get very busy.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jan 19, 2016 8:27 AM CST
Henhouse said:Jan, Make sure you get one with an igniter. I saw some cheaper ones without it.

Thanks Gabe.. I need to get busy and start crossing some off the Mid-America list.. I'd like to order a few from International and Mariposa.. I think I need to have my head examined. Blinking


Got that many ordered already???? Hilarious!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jan 19, 2016 9:12 AM CST
Where is that chart, again, Tom?
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Jan 19, 2016 9:34 AM CST
Darcy, its called enabling aka little nudges. Sherri, What a list for Mid America. I am probably going to order just 1 iris this year and a few trades. Cant afford to do a lot as work is being done on the house.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jan 19, 2016 11:44 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:Where is that chart, again, Tom?


Here is the "How many irises did you really order" scale

1 to 30 = Just kid stuff Smiling
31 to 50 = A good start Sticking tongue out
51 to 75 = Slightly off balance Confused
76 to 100 = On the Edge! Whistling
101 to 125 = Over the Edge Glare
126 to 150 = Pretty messed up Crying
151 to 175 = You need your head examined Grumbling
176 to 200 = Bring on the paddy wagon! Shrug!
over 200 = Men in white coats coming with strait jacket. Acorn
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Jan 19, 2016 11:48 AM CST
Well, this year I'm going to be at the kiddie's table1 Spent too much already!
VOTE!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jan 19, 2016 1:39 PM CST
Thank you, Tom. I starred the page for future reference. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Jan 19, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Debra, how do you star a page for future reference?

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